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Hot Topics Webcast


May, 2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEST

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COVID-19 Update – Experiences and Insights of a Doctor Coordinating the Frontline Response in Italy

Dr Giacomo Grasselli

Dr Giacomo Grasselli, is an intensivist who is coordinating the network of ICUs in Lombardy. He shares his experiences from the beginnings of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy to current situation. He provides fascinating insights and real world experiences that are quite distinct from what we are seeing from the consumer news outlets. He provides useful perspectives and recommendations that could well become relevant in Australia.

Pharmacotherapy for Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes

A/Prof Samantha Hocking

Endocrinologist; Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Clinical Academic at Charles Perkins Research Centre, University of Sydney

A/Prof Samantha Hocking is an Endocrinologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a Clinical Academic at the University of Sydney. Samantha’s main research interest is precision medicine – exploring how personalised medicine can both predict, prevent and improve the management of metabolic disease, particularly diabetes. In addition, she is working with fellow researchers at The Boden Institute and the CPC-RPA Clinic on projects in obesity, bariatric surgery, metabolic syndrome and diabetes and liver disease.

Meal Replacements and Diet Drinks in Type 2 Diabetes

Prof John Dixon

Adjunct Professor; Iverson Health Innovations Institute, Swinburne University, Melbourne

An experienced clinician, John is known globally for his breadth of clinical research into obesity and its complications as well as weight loss treatments and their effects on health. He rates in the top researchers worldwide in the fields of obesity; weight loss; morbid obesity; and bariatric surgery ( He has over 300 original research, review and guideline publications. Focused on seeing findings translated into clinical practice and on patient advocacy for the obese, John is involved in a wide range of organizations both in Australia and internationally.

Obesity Management in Type 2 Diabetes – Real World Implementation

A/Prof Gary Kilov

Founding Member, The RACGP Diabetes Specific Interest Group; Co-founder, The Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia

Clinical Associate professor Gary Kilov (University of Melbourne) is a founding member of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Diabetes specific interest group and the primary care diabetes society of Australia (PCDSA). He is a contributor to the RACGP diabetes handbook (2012-20). He is a member of several NDSS (National Diabetes Supply Scheme) Expert Reference Groups and past editor in chief of the PCDSA journal. Associate Professor Kilov shares his time between Launceston treating the full spectrum of patients with diabetes and obesity related conditions and providing peer to peer and medical undergraduate education on diabetes and related conditions. He is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education both within Australia and internationally. He is widely published in peer reviewed journals on topics covering diabetes, obesity and respiratory medicine.

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